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ACE YOUR MEDICAL EXAMS

AVAILABLE NOW!

I have now published a book based on my experiences in performance psychology with doctors.

 

ACE YOUR MEDICAL EXAMS doesn’t ask you to do the impossible. It introduces you to the psychological strategies and techniques designed to cultivate peak performance and personal growth. What good performers in any field have in common is an ability to quickly move past the negative emotion of a failure and learn from the experience.

 

The book bridges the gap between research and practice by clearly illustrating essential concepts with case studies, anecdotes, and examples.

“… the clinical or viva voce exam, usually the stumbling block, is far closer to a sport or theatre performance than a test of knowledge…”
Professor John Watson AM

Where to purchase your copy

Australia / New Zealand

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The Nile, James Bennett, ALS

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United Kingdom / Europe

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Dr. Patsy Tremayne is highly regarded in her industry and has contributed to many scholarly articles, peer reviewed journals and text books used for university studies. See below for a comprehensive list of Dr. Patsy Tremayne’s work.

  • Nolan, K.A., Newbery, G., Tremayne, K., Tremayne, P. (2019). Overconfident incompetents and humble champions: Revealing the ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect’ within a physical domain. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Haddad, K., & Tremayne, P. (2009). “The effectiveness of centering on free throw shooting percentage with young athletes”. The Sport Psychologist, 1, 118-136.
  • Tremayne, P. & Ballinger, D. (2008). “Performance enhancement for ballroom dancers: Psychological perspectives”. The Sport Psychologist, 22, 90-108.
  • Tremayne, & Barry, R.J. (2001) Elite pistol shooters: Physiological patterning of best versus worst shots. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 41, 19-29, d.o.i. 10/1016/S0167-8760(00)00175-6
  • Marsh, H.W., Richards, G.E., Johnson, S., Roche, L., & Tremayne, P. (1994). Physical self-description questionnaire: Psychometric properties and a multitrait-multimethod analysis of relations to existing instruments. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16, 270-305, d.o.i. 10.1177/1356336X04040621
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (1994). Repressive Defensiveness and Trait Anxiety Effects in an Orienting Task with a Manipulation of Embarrassment. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 7, 35-52, d.o.i. 10.1080/106158001408248392
  • Barry, R.J. & Tremayne, P. (1992). Repression of anxiety as a defence mechanism in stressful situations: An investigation of autonomic data. An invited paper in a special Monograph issue devoted to cognitive strategies in situations of stress. Comunicazioni Scientifiche di Psicologia Generale, 7, 33-56.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J., (1990). Applied orienting response research: Some examples (with a comment by E.N. Sokolov). Pavlovian Journal of Biological Science, 25,132-141.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J., (1990). State changes due to mental imagery as a function of anxiety and defensiveness. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 7, 413-415.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J., (1990). Repression of Anxiety and its effects upon psychophysiplogical responses to relevant and irrelevant stimuli in competitive gymnasts. Journal of Exercise and Sport Psychology, 12, 327-352..
  • Barry, R.J. & Tremayne, P., (1988). Separation of components in the evoked cardiac response under processing load, Journal of Psychophysiology, 259-264.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J., (1988). An application of Psychophysiology in Sports Psychology: heart rate responses to relevant and irrelevant stimuli as a function of anxiety and defensiveness in elite gymnasts. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 6, 1-8, d.o.i. 10.1016/0167-8760(88)90029-3
  • Newbery, G. & Tremayne, P. (2019). The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Have we been too ‘mean’ to the ‘incompetents’. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, [Digital Proceedings], (ISSN # 1541-5899), Jan. 10-12.
  • Newbery.G. & Tremayne, P. (2018). The Emotion-Performance Relationship Revisited. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii [Digital Proceedings]. (ISSN # 1541-5899), Jan. 10-12.
  • Newbery, G. & Tremayne, P. (2017). The Emotion-Performance Relationship: Imagining that Happy Place. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii (Digital Proceedings).
  • Newbery. G. & Tremayne, P. (2016). Examining the efficacy of mental skills training for the promotion of academic resilience in higher education. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, [Digital Proceedings], (ISSN # 1541-5899), Jan. 9-12
  • Tremayne, P. (2016). Discussant – Current EEG state impacts ERP components and behaviour. International Journal of Psychophysiology. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Havana, Cuba Aug.31 to September 4.   doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.07.137
  • Tremayne, P. 2016). Discussant – Understanding ERP components and behaviour in two-choice paradigms. International Journal of Psychophysiology. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Havana, Cuba Aug.31 to September 4.    doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.07.115
  • Newbery, G. & Tremayne, P. (2015). Psychological Skills Training (PST) for the promotion of student engagement in higher education. Proceedings of the 14th European Sport Psychology Conference, Bern, Switzerland. July 14-19.
  • Newbery, G. & Tremayne, P. (2015). The Effect of Psychological Skills Training (PST) on Student Engagement in Higher Education. Paper submitted for the Proceedings of the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 10-13.
  • Newbery, G. & Tremayne, P. (2014). Do psychological skills promote student engagement and quality learning at university? Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, USA, October 15-18.
  • Andersen, M., Tremayne, P., Zizzi, S., Mannion, J. (2011). Presence, Attunement and Resonance Times Three: Mindfulness for Athletes, Practitioners, and Supervisors.  Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Hawaii, USA, September 14-17
  • Tremayne, P. & Rowe, Clare. Z. (2010). Improving posture and artistic merit in ballroom dancers through the use of imagery. Proceedings of the 8th
    Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii [CD-ROM], (ISSN #1541-5899), Jan. 13-16
  • Tremayne, P. & Krilich, L. (2009). The effect of imagery on tap dance performance. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii [CD-ROM], (ISSN # 1541-5899), Jan. 9-12
  • Tremayne, P. & Ballinger, D. (2007). Dancing smarter not harder: Mental Skills for competitive ballroom dancers. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii [CD-ROM], 12-15 January, ISSN 1541-5899
  • Tremayne, P. & Craven, R. (2006). Senior registrars: From failure to success in examinations. Proceedings of the 4th International Biennial SELF Research Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 23-26 July, 2006.
  • Tremayne, P. (2005). The successful use of performance enhancement techniques with medical practitioners.  In T, Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon, S. Hanrahan, L. Ievleva, G. Kolt, & P. Tremayne (Eds.) Promoting Health and Performance for Life: Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology [CD-ROM], 15-19 August, 2005, Sydney: International Society of Sport Psychology. ISBN: 1 877040363
  • Tremayne, P., Murphy, S., & Sharp, L. (2005). Sport Psychology Consulting Across Domains: Similarities & Differences. In T, Morris, P. Terry, S. Gordon, S. Hanrahan, L. Ievleva, G. Kolt, and P. Tremayne (Eds.) Promoting Health and Performance for Life: Proceedings of the ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology [CD-ROM].  15-19 August, 2005, Sydney: International Society of Sport Psychology. ISBN: 1 877040 36 3.
  • Burden, S.A., Tremayne, P. & Marsh, H.W. (2004). Impact of an elite sport lifestyle on educational choices and career outcomes”Proceedings of the 3rd International Biennial SELF Research Conference [CD-ROM]. 4-7 July, 2004, ISBN 1-74108073-8.
  • Burden, S.A., Tremayne, P., & Marsh, H.W. (2004). “Self-esteem as an adaptive resource during a transitional event”. Proceedings of the 3rd International Biennial SELF Research Conference [CD-ROM]. 4-7 July, 2004.  ISBN 1-74108073-8.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (2000). Performance and patterning of autonomic indices in elite pistol shooters. Abstracts, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 33, p.74, February, 2000.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R. (2000). Performance and patterning of autonomic indices in elite pistol shooters. Abstracts. 10th World Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, Sydney, Australia, 8-13 February 2000.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (1996).  Elite Pistol Shooters: Physiological Patterning of Best versus Worst Shots. Conference Proceedings: International Congress on Sport Psychology, pp. 134-135.
  • Tremayne, P., & Moroney, R. (1994). “The effects of cardiac biofeedback in pistol shooting performance”. Abstracts, International Federation of Sports Medicine Scientific Congress, Oct. 5-9, pp.220-221.
  • Tremayne, P., Barry, R.J. & Burke, S. (1992). “Development of Autonomic Patterning in Novice Pistol Shooters”. Abstracts, International Federation of Sports Medicine Scientific Congress, p.116, March, 1992.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (1991). “Psychophysiological effects of repression and imagery”. The 18th ACHPER National International Conference Abstracts, p.39.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (1989). Defensiveness and its effects on self-reported anxiety levels. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress in Sport Psychology, Singapore, August, 1989, 137-138.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (1989). “Psychophysiological Effects of Repression”. Society for Psychophysiological Research Abstracts, S61. Also abstracted in Psychophysiology 26, 4A, August 1989.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, RJ. (1988). “Physiological responses to innocuous stimuli: Anxiety and task effects”. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 1987 and abstracted in Psychophysiology.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R. J. (1988). “A cardiac and electrodermal study of the allocation of attention in high- and low-anxious gymnasts”. Paper presented to the 17th ACHPER National Biennial Conference, Canberra, Jan. 10-14, 1988, and abstracted in the Conference Proceedings.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J., (1988). “State changes due to mental imagery as a function of anxiety and defensiveness”. Proceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, Prague, September, 1988, 266.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, RJ. (1988). “Applied orienting response research -some examples”. Abstracts, XXIV International Congress of Psychology, 1988, S360.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J. (1988). A cardiac and electrodermal study of the allocation of attention in high- and low-anxious gymnasts. Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, 27.
  • Barry, R.J. and Tremayne, P., (1987). “Components in the evoked cardiac response under processing load”. Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, Vienna, Austria, July, 1986, and abstracted in International Journal of Psychophysiology, Vol.4, p.238.
  • Tremayne, P. & Barry, R.J., (1986) “Heart rate responses to relevant and irrelevant stimuli as a function of anxiety and defensiveness”, paper presented to International Sports Medicine Conference, Brisbane, September 1986, and abstracted in Conference Proceedings.
  • Tremayne, P. (2019). Ace Your Medical Exams: Even When Everything is Stacked Against You. Sydney: Ingram Sparks.
  • Tremayne, P. & Morgan, A. (2016). Attention, centering, and being mindful: Medical specialties to the performing arts. Invited chapter in A. Baltzell, (Ed.), A Cambridge Companion to Mindfulness and Performance. USA: Cambridge University Press, d.o.i. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139871310.018
  • Tremayne, P. (2014). Discussant on Symposium “Sport psychology: Australia’s up and coming winning edge”. Presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Las Vegas, USA, October 15-18.
  • Tremayne, P., & Tremayne, K. (2011).  Examples in performance psychology practice. Invited chapter in J. Adams, (Ed.), Sport psychology: Theory and practice. United Kingdom: Pearson Education.
  • Tremayne P. & Newbery, G. (2005). Mental Skills Training Program for Children. Invited chapter in D. Hackfort, R. Lidor, & J. Duda (Eds.) Handbook of research in applied sport psychology. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Tremayne, P, & Tremayne, R. (2004). Children and sport psychology. (2nd Ed.). In Morris, T. & Summers, J. (Eds.). Sport Psychology: Theory, Applications and Issues. Brisbane: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Tremayne, Patsy. (1994). Children and Sport Psychology, in Morris, T. & Summers, J. (Eds.).Sport Psychology: Theory, Applications and Issues. Queensland, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Tremayne, P., Barry, R.J. & Burke, S. (1992).”Effects of learning patterns of the evoked cardiac response after correcting for respiratory sinus arrhythmia in novice pistol shooters” Scientific Report, National Sports Research Centre, Australian Sports CommissionCanberra.
  • Tremayne, Patsy, (1986).  “Fit for Life” in Diane Wallis (Ed.), “Fibre for Life”, Kellogg (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
  • Tremayne, Patsy & Morgan, Wendy, (1986).  “Measuring Up: Eating and Exercise Strategies”, video by Lesley Callaway Productions.
  • Tremayne, Patsy & Morgan, Wendy, (1985). “Measuring Up – Choose an (Almost) Painless Exercise and Diet Plan”, Doubleday Publications.

RADIO INTERVIEWS

 

ROUSEYS SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND MENTAL HEALTH IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

 

Playing sports comes with risks. Sprained ankles, fractured ribs and broken noses to name a few. Professional sports organisations have an army of medical staff to deal with these mishaps quickly. But what happens when it isn’t a physical condition, but a psychological one?

 

NRL PLAYER MITCHELL PEARCE IN TROUBLE OVER VIDEO OF LEWD ACT WITH DOG

 

The career of Sydney Roosters co-captain Mitchell Pearce is on the line as an investigation gets underway following the release of a video showing him simulating a lewd act with a dog.

It’s not the first time a badly behaved rugby league player has been in the spotlight so why does the NRL have this problem?

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

Bootcamp at The Speakers Institute, Sydney

 

I’m about to talk about my work with doctors around Australia and New Zealand, discuss some of the factors that lead to failure in final exams to become specialists, and describe some of the strategies I use to enhance their performance.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kell Tremayne at Parliament House after receiving the Outstanding Lecturer in Psychology Award from the Australian Psychological Society.

 

Here I am just being a proud mom! I’m so delighted that my son is following in my footsteps and is also a performance psychologist. I know he is a wonderful university lecturer, and his students even say they are starting to enjoy statistics!

 

Talking on the Channel 7 Morning Show

 

Interviewed by Todd McKenney and Kylie Gillies about the mental health of footballers and the support they obtain from their clubs, after a major incident involving an AFL player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intensivist trainees throughout Australia at Sydney Airport

 

This was a day-long psychology workshop for doctors training to become specialist Intensivists. They were learning strategies to enhance their studies, such as increasing their concentration, optimising the use of the brain, and practising non-verbal communication.

 

 

Arts & Humanities Conference in Hawaii

 

Presenting on the outcomes of some ground-breaking research on student engagement in higher learning, and explaining some of the ways that students can mentally engage more readily in their studies.

 

Sports, Drugs and the Rule of Law Panel Discussion

 

Attending a discussion panel, chaired by sports journalist Tracey Holmes, with other names such as the former head of ASADA, Martin Hardie, academic at Deakin University, Tim Fuller sports lawyer and former NRL player.